Employees of the Month – September ’16 | Spinato's Pizzeria

Employees of the Month – September ’16

Congratulations to our seven employees of the month. Your hard work and dedication makes you true ambassadors of “The Spinato’s Experience”.


Tempe Location

Allison is truly one of a kind. She has been with our family for a little over a year and a half and we could not imagine a day without her bright, positive energy. Allison started off as a pizza cook but is slowly mastering every position from the kitchen to the front of the house. She really shows her commitment to excellence, integrity and teamwork throughout every one of her shifts. In her spare time Allison likes to play with her dog Casserole and go on all kinds of adventures.

Amazing job Allison!


North Phoenix Location

This is Ryan, and he’s been our number one prep guy for nearly 6 months.  You might have heard him singing opera from our kitchen in the wee hours of the morning and his laugh is contagious.  Ryan is always looking for a way to get faster and better at his job, and his caring nature is obvious to all his family members.  When he’s not working he’s climbing mountains, as Ryan loves anything to do with the outdoors or music.  Ryan is soon moving back to Virginia to attend college for environmental science and he will be greatly missed!

Good luck in all you do, Ryan!


Central Phoenix Location (Front of the House)

Will has been a seasonal face with the company for a few years now, and even though he has to leave every August and January for school in Seattle, his rockstar hosting skills continue to impress. His presence is definitely missed when he’s away learning! He is majoring in theater, so he is always a beam of positive energy and has a great sense of humor that makes working with him a blast. When it’s slow, you might catch him practicing his dance moves or making conversation with guests and family members around the store. His commitment to excellence, positive attitude, and teamwork mentality is really what sets him apart from the rest and he truly is the host with the most!

Thank you for all you do for us, Will!


Central Phoenix Location (Heart of the House)

Eric has been with Spinato’s for over 3 years. He started out on the pizza line in our 12th St. and Glendale location. When we made the move to 7th St., Eric moved with us, to prep, where he now makes all the pizza shells, cuts our mozzarella and receives all our fresh products. He is the first person you will see in the morning and he is always smiling. Eric keeps up a great relationship with all of our vendors and is helpful to all new staff if they need help finding anything. Eric’s timeliness is unlike anyone else – even our managers race to try to get in before Eric, and we usually lose! Eric is one of the biggest team players we have – he will never tell utter the words, “It’s not my job.”  You can always find him lending a hand in the dish room or picking up a cleaning project. When Eric is not here, he enjoys watching sports and riding his bike around PHX. 

Thank you, Eric, for all that you do!


Scottsdale Location

Veronica (AKA Roni) has been with us for almost three years now, and works right up front as a GSR. She is our strongest family member at the door and has been responsible for training all that come through. Her commitment to excellence is second to none, and she will start as a server next month where she will no doubt impress us as well. Roni recently went out to San Diego to go to Comic Con where she got to see some of her heroes – little does she know that she’s our own superhero!

We appreciate you so much, Roni!

Ray Amador

Ahwatukee Location (Front of the House)

Ray has been with our family since 2013. He will always give you great service with a smile. He is very passionate about Spinato’s and his loyal guests. Ray has a great since of humor and always keeps us on our toes here. He likes computers and is a video gamer on his free time. He has even gone to Las Vegas for video competitions! If you see Ray, please be sure to congratulate him!

We’re lucky to have you, Ray!

Steve Smith

Ahwatukee Location (Heart of the House)

Steve has been a part of our family for 2 years. He always works hard on our pizza line, and can make a beautiful and tasty pizza – every pizza, every time! He takes pride in making sure all pizzas are perfect for all our guests! His commitment to excellence is beyond anything we could ask for.

Thanks Steve for all your hard work and dedication!